2016-06-30
The God Spot
01/23/2001
  • Ecstasy or Pathology?Mirka Knaster discusses the novel, "Lying Awake," about a nun torn between medical treatment and mystical experience.
  • "Lying Awake:" An excerpt.
  • A mini-review of the novel.
  • Climbing Mountains
    A Beliefnet interview with author Mark Salzman

    Black Humor
    Cancer isn't funny, but sometimes all you can do is laugh.
    by Katherine Russell Rich
    06/12/2000

    Acupuncture May Help Cocaine Addicts
    Alternative therapies are being combined with Western treatments for fighting addictions with positive results.
    Associated Press
    08/14/2000

    Needle Exchange:
    Acupuncture plus counseling equals effective treatment for cocaine and heroin addiction.

    Don't Worry, Be Angry
    Perhaps healing comes not from positive thinking, but from honest feelings.
    by Carol Orsborn
    06/02/00

    Feeding the Soul
    One woman's recovery from an eating disorder through prayer and meditation.
    by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
    06/02/00

    Make-Your-Own-Imagery
    Developing powerful metaphors for cancer treatment.
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    06/02/00

    Helping Kids With the Scary Truth
    Preparing children to visit a parent in intensive care.
    by Kathleen McCue & Ron Bonn 05/19/00

    A Mother's Witness
    "After my daugher's accident, my greatest fear was not that she would die, but that in our need we would be abandoned..."
    by Marilyn Martone
    05/12/00

    Can You Make Peace With Death, and Still Fight for Life?
    Exploring the delicate balance between accepting the possibility of death, and still holding fast to life.
    by Carol Orsborn
    05/12/00

    Face up to Your Anger
    Surprising advice from a Zen master on coping with chronic pain.
    by Darlene Cohen
    05/05/00

    Growing Old
    Re-thinking our reaction to memory loss in old age.
    by Ram Dass
    05/05/00

    Stroked by a Guru
    An interview with Ram Dass
    by David Jay Brown
    05/05/00

    Why Ram Dass is Still Here
    How one man's spiritual journey turned on and sustained a generation.
    by Mark Matousek
    05/05/00

    A Buddhist Drunk
    An excerpt from "Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness, and Ordinary Recovery."
    by William Alexander
    04/28/00

    Controlling Anxiety So It Doesn't Control You
    Coping tips to keep fear from interfering with your life.
    from Efit.com
    04/28/00

    Learning to Pray
    "I came to prayer the way I came to sobriety--kicking and screaming."
    by Thomas Lynch
    04/28/00

    Biting the Apple
    Meditations on a first drink.
    by Therese Borchard
    04/28/00

    Mourning What Is Lost
    A survivor of heart attack and cancer writes of how illness alters life forever.
    by Arthur Frank
    04/21/00

    Rituals for the Dying
    The Catholic sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
    by Mary Gordon
    04/14/00

    Lucky Charms?
    Is it counter-productive to focus on externals--icons, get well cards, prayer beads--during cancer treatments?
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    04/14/00

    Facing the End: Living with Dying
    How to cope with one of life's hardest challenges--a terminal diagnosis.
    by Kathleen Dowling Singh
    04/11/00

    Welcoming the Unwanted Guest
    Sufi wisdom on dealing with illness.
    by Susan Kuner
    04/06/00

    Facing Death
    When an illness could be fatal, does it mean war? Or initiation?
    Susan Kuner
    03/30/00

    Is Guided Imagery the Devil's Doorway?
    Belleruth Naperstek addresses the concern that guided visualizations can be harmful to the soul.
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    03/30/00

    Should Your Doctor Ask You About Your Faith?
    Study shows even non-religious patients want their physicians to ask about their beliefs.
    National Institute for Healthcare Research
    03/30/00

    Song of Dawn Boy
    A Navajo healing prayer.
    03/23/00

    The Descent
    A mother of two describes her frightening fall into postpartum depression.
    by Fiona Shaw
    03/30/00

    Moving From My Will to Thy Will
    A student community prays for an injured peer--and comes to terms with the outcome of their vigil.
    by Marta W. Aldrich
    03/23/00

    This Strange God
    How can you love a God you don't understand?
    by Karen Stroup
    03/23/00

    An Alzheimer's Support Group
    Telling strangers what you can't tell friends.
    by Aaron Alterra
    03/09/00

    Q & A: Is God Out There at All?
    Seeing illness--and God's role in it--through the eyes of faith.
    by Karen Stroup
    03/16/00

    Trouble Sleeping?
    Non-pharmaceutical solutions to the common problem of insomnia.
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    03/16/00

    Is Prozac Good for the Soul?
    A physician argues that anti-depressants inhibit spiritual life.
    by Peter Breggin, M.D.
    03/09/00

    When Prozac Spells Relief
    Another perspective: Prozac does not represent a spiritual cop-out.
    by Dan Wakefield
    03/09/00

    Kicking the Addiction to Painkillers
    The hard work--and many blessings--of the road out of addiction.
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    03/09/00

    Does God Answer Prayers?
    A thoughtful answer to a perennial question
    by Rabbi David Wolpe
    03/09/00

    The Shock of Diagnosis
    A diagnosis of cancer prompts a rush of questions: Is it my fault? Did God do this to me?
    by Karen Stroup
    03/01/00

    Distance Healing for Others
    How healing imagery can help those you love.
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    03/01/00

    Life Without Language
    When a stroke steals language, speech therapy becomes a vital lifeline.
    by Jean-Dominique Bauby
    03/01/00

    Tapping into the Body's Energy
    A conversation with C. Norman Shealy, trailblazing advocate of alternative and holistic medicine.
    by Lucielle Hall
    02/23/2000

    Making Loss Matter
    Finding Meaning in Life's Difficult Moments.
    by Rabbi David Wolpe
    02/23/2000

    A Pathway to Spirit
    The Five Stages of Transformation: How a Serious Illness can be a Spiritual Journey.
    by Carol Osborn
    02/16/2000

    Supporting Caregiving Families
    Guidance for faith communities on how to help members caring for loved ones at home.
    from the National Family Caregivers Association
    02/10/2000

    Fertility and Guided Imagery
    Clearing a way for New Life.
    by Belleruth Napterstek
    02/10/2000

    When Illness Knocks
    Pope tells the sick that pain and sickness are part of a divine plan.
    02/10/2000

    Lucky
    A short, short story by Gil Schamess.
    02/10/2000

    Speak the Language of Healing
    Surviving Illness Without Going to War.
    by Carol Orsborn
    02/10/2000

    Finding the Courage to Live
    Paralysis steals movement, but not the essential spirit of a man.
    by Jean-Dominique Bauby
    02/10/2000

    The Comfort of Prayer
    Prayer is something anyone can do, and the comfort it brings is real.
    by Rabbi Naomi Levy
    02/01/2000

    Falling Off the Cliff
    Lisa's diary records Gil's accelerating physical decline and her family's abrupt arrival at the end of hope.
    by Lisa Wormser
    02/01/2000

    What is the Message of Unanswered Prayer?
    A Christian chaplain grapples with the age-old question of how illness, suffering, and death fit into God's plan.
    by Linda Arnold
    02/01/2000

    It's Only Natural
    Anxiety, disappointment, depression are all to be expected when facing surgery.
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    01/24/2000

    Spiraling Downward
    Lisa chronicles small steps taking her family deeper into cancer's foreign territory.
    01/24/2000
    by Lisa Wormser

    Unremembered Country
    A poem by Sue Griffin.
    01/24/2000

    The Alchemy of Illness
    Illness can limit life or open a path to transformation.
    by Kat Duff
    01/20/2000

    Clear Vision
    Author Reynolds Price talks to Dan Wakefield about faith, healing, and a moment with Christ.
    01/20/2000
    by Dan Wakefield

    Meeting Jesus
    How Christ touched a man battling cancer.
    01/20/2000
    by Reynolds Price

    The Little Miracle of Chimayó
    An HIV couple go digging for hope and found out what matters.
    01/17/2000
    by Kevin Bentley

    Diagnosis
    One minute you have a life, seconds later you have a life-threatening disease.
    01/14/2000
    by Gil Schamess

    The Healing Comfort of Community
    In the isolation of pain or sorrow, communities--of faith, family, or friends--offer hope and solace.
    01/14/2000
    by Naomi Levy

    My Will or Thy Will
    Healing doesn't have to be a tug-of-war between God and you.
    01/10/2000
    by Belleruth Naperstek

    Can You Say... Hero?
    How a simple request--Pray for me--alters a young boy's life.
    Tom Junod
    12/20/1999

    Caregivers' Bill of Rights
    How to stay sane while caring for someone you love.
    12/20/1999
    from the American Health Assistance Foundation

    Coping with Illness During the Holidays
    When there's illness in the house, holiday cheer can ring hollow. Here are some tips for reclaiming the season.
    12/20/1999
    by The Reverend Duane Parker, Ph. D.

    The Importance of Touch
    When you wonder what you can do to help, sometimes the answer is easy: just reach out and touch someone.
    12/20/1999
    by The Fourteen Friends

    Lost and Found
    Living with cancer.
    12/20/1999
    by Lisa Wormser

    Tonglen Meditation
    Changing Pain into Compassion.
    12/20/1999
    with Pema Chodron

    Muslims & Medicine
    Religious practices shouldn't remain a mystery to doctors.

    01/03/2001

    The Body-Mind Connection
    Science is catching up with what shamans have always known

    Going With the Flow
    Discover the energizing effects and healing powers of shiatsu

    Inhaling Zen
    By Mariah Burton Nelson

    Dream Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    By Joseph Arpaia

    Renaming in the Face of Illness
    By Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub

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